Book Giveaway

This week I’m offering Hermeneutics as Apprenticeship by David I. Starling. Here’s the catalog description and table of contents:

A Fresh Approach to the Art of Biblical Interpretation

This book offers a fresh approach to the art of biblical interpretation, focusing on the ways Scripture itself forms its readers as wise and faithful interpreters. David Starling shows that apprenticing ourselves to the interpretive practices of the biblical writers and engaging closely with texts from all parts of the Bible help us to develop the habits and practices required to be good readers of Scripture. After introducing the principles, Starling works through the canon, providing inductive case studies in interpretive method and drawing out implications for contemporary readers. Offering a fresh contribution to hermeneutical discussions, this book will be an ideal supplement to traditional hermeneutics textbooks for seminarians. It includes a foreword by Peter O’Brien.

Foreword by Peter T. O’Brien
1. “Who Meditates on His Law”:
The Psalter and the Hermeneutics of Delight
2. “In Your Mouth and in Your Heart”:
Deuteronomy and the Hermeneutics of Law
3. “This Kindness”:
Ruth and the Hermeneutics of Virtue
4. “To Fulfill the Word of the LORD”:
1-2 Chronicles and the Hermeneutics of History
5. “More Than for Hidden Treasure”:
Proverbs, Job, and the Hermeneutics of Wisdom
6. “The Word of the LORD Came”:
Zechariah and the Hermeneutics of Prophecy
7. “Everything I Have Commanded You”:
Matthew and the Hermeneutics of Obedience
8. “Fulfilled in Your Hearing”:
Luke and the Hermeneutics of the Gospel
9. “That You May Believe”:
John and the Hermeneutics of Truth
10. “Beyond What Is Written”?
1 Corinthians and the Hermeneutics of Theology
11. “Taken Figuratively”:
Galatians and the Hermeneutics of Allegory
12. “Today, If You Hear His Voice”:
Hebrews and the Hermeneutics of Exhortation
13. “She Who Is in Babylon”:
1 Peter and the Hermeneutics of Empire
14. “Take It and Eat”:
Revelation and the Hermeneutics of Apocalyptic
Epilogue: Always Apprentices

Leave your name in the comments section no later than Friday, June 16th. I’ll draw the winner’s name that day. If I don’t hear back from the winner within seven days the book will go to another entry. Entries are restricted to U.S. residents.


About Christopher

I am husband to London, and father of Maggie and Russell. I have worked as Academic Buyer at Baker Book House since 2016.
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16 Responses to Book Giveaway

  1. Charles says:



  2. Doug says:

    Looks like an intriguing approach. – Doug


  3. Daniel Lute says:

    Daniel Lute


  4. James Weeks says:

    would love to read this very interesting book and share it with our church


  5. Drewe Zanki says:

    Looks interesting 😀


  6. mccrackenrandy says:

    Randy McCracken


  7. Laura S says:

    Laura Sharp


  8. Dwight Gingrich

    PS: I wrote a long comment about how a topic related to this book (the topic of developing a truly biblical model of biblical interpretation) is crucially important, but I think my comment was lost in the electronic void. If it survived, forgive me for this double entry–for a book I’d truly love to win. 🙂


  9. Dru says:

    What a fascinating title! Here’s hoping…..

    Dru Lattin


  10. Jason says:

    Jason Gardner


  11. Lindsay says:

    Lindsay Kennedy


  12. This sounds like a fascinating book! (Sam Van Eerden)


  13. Harold Dixon says:

    Harold Dixon


  14. Matthew George says:

    Matthew George


  15. Matthew Wilcoxen says:

    Matthew Wilcoxen


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